YACHULI, Jul 15: Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner, Kemo Lollen has appealed to the people to start green revolution by adopting plantation activities and boost the state’s economy.
He was addressing a gathering of PRI members and locals of Yachuli area on the occasion of free distribution of guava saplings to small growers at a function organised by the Agro Gramin Limited (AGUN), sponsored by Green Gold, Naharlagun.
Emphasising on organic farming, Lollen said that the harvest which would be done by the farmers will be taken back on buyback system, which shall be used for producing juice and other products.
Organising committee member and a progressive farmer, Likha Maj said that after large cardamom, guava will be the next big thing for farmers of Yachuli.
Maj said that this is the first initiative of his firm Green Gold, which will soon establish a fruit processing unit. The knowhow is being provided by Lucknow based Central Institute for Sub-Tropical Horticulture under Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Government of India. He further appealed to the locals to come forward to take up horticulture activities.
ZPM Yachuli Joram Anya also urged the gathering of farmers and officials of horticulture and agriculture departments to plant fruit trees for livelihood.
In all, 50, 000 guava saplings were distributed to the public on Saturday, while one lakh saplings will be planted by AGUN.